Scottish Seabird Centre seeks future conservation leader

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People, conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, seeks a young person to join the Board of Trustees for the duration of one year. The Seabird Centre recognises the importance of the themed year and the need to engage the next generation, who can bring invaluable insight, experience and ideas to further enhance the work of the charity.

Applications are sought from those working in the conservation, environmental education or the wildlife tourism sector who are aged between 18 and 35 years. The appointed applicant will contribute to building on the Centre’s success and its exciting plans for the future, working with the diverse and experienced Board to create a world-class facility and activity programme dedicated to marine conservation and education.

David Windmill, Chair of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “We are keen to diversify our focus beyond that of seabirds and the local environment, to explore the wider marine environment and wildlife: life above and below the waves. We want to highlight the many threats that our wildlife now face and what needs to be done to help.

“Our Board of trustees is central to this vision for the future and we envisage the appointed person bringing skills and expertise that will contribute to delivering our aims. Not only that but as an education charity, we want to contribute to the learning and development of a talented individual who has aspirations for the future.

Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, adds: “From appointment, the successful applicant will have a position on the Board for one year. This will involve attending meetings in North Berwick and actively contributing with ideas on engaging and attracting young people to the Centre now and in the future.

“The successful applicant will act as an ambassador for the Scottish Seabird Centre, attending events as required throughout the year. It is an amazing opportunity for a young person and we are very keen to demonstrate our ongoing support for Scotland’s Year of Young People.

The Scottish Seabird Centre’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall management and governance of the charity. It sets the strategic direction of the organisation and monitors performance.

Trustees have a wide range of skills and experience required for the various areas in which the charity operates. They are recruited against a matrix of skills, knowledge and experience which is regularly reviewed. All trustees are interviewed and approved by the Board.

For more information on the Board: https://seabird.org/people/trustees/46/207

For more information on the Seabird Centre’s YOYP activities: https://seabird.org/visit/what’s-on/year-of-young-people/10/23/226

Application process and deadline

  • CV and covering letter should be sent to info@seabird.org by 12noon Friday 23 February 2018
  • Applicants should be aged 18 to 35 on this date
  • Interviews will take place with David Windmill, Chairman, and Tom Brock, CEO
  • The first meeting the successful candidate will attend is Wednesday 21 March 2018.

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